A Common Bird Census at Pitsford Res this morning was mostly uneventful, albeit there was still plenty of bird song. Some of the warblers are beginning to falter in their singing, particularly the Garden Warblers. Probably the best birds were an adult Cuckoo, and fly-over singles of Crossbill and Siskin. Gadwall and Pochard are beginning to gather for the summer moult and the three Oystercatcher chicks on the Scaldwell Bay tern rafts are growing steadily.
This evening provided 4 Ravens at Clint Hill, Hanging Houghton (possibly an adult and 3 juveniles), and a Quail which called just a couple of times (easier to hear from the Brampton Valley Way about a third of a mile south of the Hanging Houghton crossing), plus the hunting Barn Owl still.